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Does anyone know how much paper takeout boxes cost vs. metal with plastic tops?

MisterBill2 | May 23, 2011 06:40 AM

Not sure if this is the correct place for this, but I did not see anywhere better to post it.

Does anyone know how the price of the new paper takeout boxes compares to the old style metal ones with plastic tops? I really like the boxes because they keep the food secure (no leaking), easy to stack in the fridge, and easy to reheat in the microwave. Compare this to the metal ones which can leak, can't stack well (and are higher than the boxes) and cannot be microwaved, which means you need to find a plate to put the food in before heating it. And the boxes are recyclable and are much better for the environment. A very well known restaurant in my area (not a chain) still uses the metal containers. I am eating there this weekend and was going to mention the boxes to the owner and suggest that they switch. If I knew that they were cheaper than metal, I would have an even stronger argument. I also like the plastic containers with the snap on lids, which can actually be reused, but I have a feeling those are more expensive.

For those not familiar with these boxes, here is a place I found on Google (this is not an endorsement of them and this is not an ad,. I have nothing to do with them).

http://www.mrtakeoutbags.com/store/bi...

Bill

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